When the potato famine of 1845 forced Bridget McKenna to flee her home in Ireland, she came to America to work as a scullery maid on a Virginia plantation. That was four years ago. Now, Bridget dreams of bringing her father and six siblings to join her in America. She also dreams of marrying a God-fearing man, and when she meets the tall, handsome Lance York, it seems her dream might come true. He‚Ä∞€™s English, however, just like the cruel landlord who oppressed Bridget‚Ä∞€™s family in Ireland. Could there be more to him than she realizes?